Edited to add: I got my ticket! I got it for the Sunday of Pepin’s Laura Ingalls Wilder Days, September 14. It will be my first visit to Pepin. Do let me know if you plan to be in the area at the same time.
My sincere apologies for my absence.
I’ve just returned from three weeks on the road with my children. The trip itself was wonderful — if exhausting — but in terms of this blog, my plans were a bust. Wireless access was sporadic, and even when I could connect, I underestimated my ability to sit down and type while acting as a single mother. (I think I expected to have loads of time after my kids were in bed, but it turned out I was so worn out that most nights I slept when they did. So much for productivity.)
Then, I wasn’t home for 24 hours when my computer went kerflooey. Blue screen of death. Twice. The Man of the Place, aka The Best Technical Support In The World, is currently trying to retrieve my data about as hard as I’m trying to pretend it’s not lost.
So here I am on the laptop on my couch, not my ideal mode for writing, but perhaps I’ll warm to it.
One more update: Upon my return, I planned to randomly and scientifically select a winner for Pa’s big green book in the comment contest. Unfortunately, all the comments — at least in the form I was going to use to select the winner — exist on that old computer. So you’ll have to wait a little longer for that. Again, I apologize.
More soon on my Malone trip as well as the Laura thoughts that have been coursing through my head.
Oh! I never did get my Guthrie tickets. Are they even still available? Anyone got an extra?